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Eastern forces quit Libyan capital after year-long assault

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Libya’s internationally recognised government regained control of Tripoli on Thursday, driving eastern forces out of the capital after a year-long battle in which foreign...

Foreign powers in Libya risk ever bloodier stalemate

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As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the...

Libya’s Haftar seeks to rouse forces against Turkey

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Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar called on his forces on Saturday to rally against Turkey, which has helped his Tripoli-based rivals turn the tide of...

Turkey warns against attacks on its presence in Libya

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Turkey warned on Thursday that attacks on its interests in Libya by Khalifa Haftar’s forces will have “very grave consequences”, after advances by the...

Libya frontline pullback puts eastern offensive in question

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The Libyan National Army (LNA) of eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar said it had pulled back from some Tripoli frontlines on Wednesday, calling into...

Libya’s Haftar committed to signing ceasefire – French presidency

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Khalifa Haftar, Libya’s eastern military commander, has told France’s president he will sign a ceasefire and stick to it if militias backed by the...

ISS: What would Khalifa Haftar’s Libya look like?

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War has raged in western Libya since 4 April 2019. On one side is the Government of National Accord (GNA), Libya’s main internationally recognised...

Libya PM Serraj will not sit down with rival Haftar to...

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Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj said on Sunday he was not prepared to sit down with eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to negotiate...

Libya’s Haftar orders troops to fight harder during Ramadan

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Eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged his troops trying to take Tripoli to battle harder and teach their enemies an even bigger lesson,...

Qatar calls for arms embargo against Libya’s Haftar

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Qatar’s foreign minister has called for an effective arms embargo against eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar and for his troops to withdraw from areas...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...